2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's javelin throw

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The Women's Javelin Throw at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics will be held at the Olympic Stadium on August 16 and August 18. The event featured four athletes whose ability was so much better than the opposition that Mirko Jalava of the IAAF said it would be a "major surprise" should another athlete beat them to the podium.

The Olympic champion and world record holder Barbora Špotáková, and Beijing silver medallist Mariya Abakumova, had not matched their Olympic form of the previous year but remained strong contenders for the competition. The other two athletes came from the German team, which was headed by world-leader and two-time World medallist Christina Obergföll, as well as the veteran Steffi Nerius who won silver in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Osleidys Menéndez, Sunette Viljoen and Madara Palameika were the outside contenders.[1]

A modest qualifying round was highlighted by Abakumova's world-leading throw of 68.92 m, while German number three Linda Stahl and Slovenian Martina Ratej threw season's bests to qualify as the second and third best throwers. The first round saw the elimination of two of the season's top-six athletes, Palameika and Viljoen.[2] On the final day, Nerius opened the competition in style with a season's best 67.30 m on her first throw, while Špotáková and Monica Stoian completed the top three with 64.94 and 64.51 m respectively. With a throw of 65.39 m Mariya Abakumova moved into the bronze medal position, and she would remain there for the rest of the event. Obergföll and Stahl moved into the top six in round three, but the positions remained static thereafter. Neither Špotáková nor Abakumova (whose qualifying throw would have won the final) could find the form to dislodge Nerius from the gold medal spot. The 37-year-old German won her first ever World Championship gold medal in Berlin, in what was her final year in competitive athletics.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Germany Steffi Nerius
Germany (GER)
Silver Czech Republic Barbora Špotáková
Czech Republic (CZE)
Bronze Russia Mariya Abakumova
Russia (RUS)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
16.08.2009 – 10:45h 16.08.2009 – 10:45h
Final Round
18.08.2009 – 19:25h

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
61.00 metres 59.00 metres

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2009 World Athletics Championships
World record  Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 m 13 September 2008 Stuttgart, Germany
Event record  Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.70 m 14 August 2005 Helsinki, Finland
Season Best  Christina Obergföll (GER) 68.59 m 20 June 2009 Leiria, Portugal
African record  Sunette Viljoen (RSA) 65.43 m 7 July 2009 Belgrade, Serbia
Asian record  Wei Jianhua (CHN) 63.92 m 18 August 2000 Beijing, PR China
North American record  Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.70 m 14 August 2005 Helsinki, Finland
South American record  Sabina Moya (COL) 62.62 m 12 May 2002 Guatemala City, Guatemala
European record  Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 m 13 September 2008 Stuttgart, Germany
Oceanian record  Louise Currey (AUS) 66.80 m 5 August 2000 Runaway Bay, Australia

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 62.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Mariya Abakumova  Russia 68.92 68.92 Q, WL
2 A Linda Stahl  Germany 63.86 63.86 Q, SB
3 A Martina Ratej  Slovenia 53.13 63.42 63.42 Q, SB
4 A Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 63.27 63.27 Q
5 B Osleidys Menéndez  Cuba 59.86 61.94 x 61.94 q
6 A Steffi Nerius  Germany 61.00 x 61.73 61.73 q
7 B Christina Obergföll  Germany 60.04 59.86 60.74 60.74 q
8 A Monica Stoian  Romania 59.45 60.29 55.57 60.29 q
9 A Vira Rebryk  Ukraine 59.68 59.70 58.27 59.70 q
10 A Savva Lika  Greece 57.26 x 59.64 59.64 q
11 B Rachel Yurkovich  United States 59.57 53.84 59.55 59.57 q
12 B Maria Nicoleta Negoita  Romania 59.46 x 56.32 59.46 q
13 A Goldie Sayers  Great Britain 56.44 58.58 58.98 58.98
14 B Mikaela Ingberg  Finland 53.86 57.88 x 57.88
15 B Kimberley Mickle  Australia 57.46 x 56.85 57.46
16 A Yainelis Ribeaux  Cuba 57.26 57.38 56.48 57.38
17 B Olha Ivankova  Ukraine 56.91 54.86 54.85 56.91
18 B Sunette Viljoen  South Africa x 56.83 49.45 56.83
19 A Mercedes Chilla  Spain 56.68 x x 56.68
20 B Urszula Piwnicka  Poland 56.33 56.49 55.74 56.49
21 A Maryna Novik  Belarus 51.56 56.44 55.01 56.44
22 B Yanet Cruz  Cuba 55.50 56.19 x 56.19
23 B Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir  Iceland 55.86 55.27 x 55.86
24 A Indrė Jakubaitytė  Lithuania 55.86 x x 55.86
25 B Yuki Ebihara  Japan 49.14 53.30 54.81 54.81
26 B Moonika Aava  Estonia 49.49 52.69 53.86 53.86
27 B Madara Palameika  Latvia 51.80 52.98 x 52.98
28 B Valeriya Zabruskova  Russia 47.31 52.87 51.13 52.87
29 A Kara Patterson  United States 50.60 x 52.71 52.71
30 A Elisabeth Pauer  Austria x 49.32 50.88 50.88
31 A Serafina Akeli  Samoa 49.58 x x 49.58

Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best, WL = World leading (in a given season)

Final[edit]

Steffi Nerius won her first Championship gold medal at age 37.
Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Steffi Nerius  Germany 67.30 62.79 65.81 x 62.27 x 67.30 SB
2 Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 64.94 64.26 66.42 61.29 62.25 59.74 66.42
3 Mariya Abakumova  Russia 63.01 x 65.39 x 59.71 66.06 66.06
4 Monica Stoian  Romania 64.51 x 61.90 59.62 61.84 61.53 64.51 PB
5 Christina Obergföll  Germany x 60.37 64.34 x 63.02 x 64.34
6 Linda Stahl  Germany 61.64 63.23 63.18 59.00 61.33 60.90 63.23
7 Osleidys Menéndez  Cuba 63.11 x x x 61.56 58.27 63.11 SB
8 Savva Lika  Greece 56.55 57.33 58.80 57.29 x 60.29 60.29
9 Vira Rebryk  Ukraine 58.25 56.78 57.50 58.25
10 Maria Nicoleta Negoita  Romania 57.59 57.65 x 57.65
11 Martina Ratej  Slovenia 57.57 x x 57.57
12 Rachel Yurkovich  United States 51.15 50.05 x 51.15

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-08-09). Women's Javelin Throw - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  2. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-08-16). Event Report - Women's Javelin Throw - Qualification . IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  3. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-08-18). Event Report - Women's Javelin Throw - Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.